Gym Talk - Veronica Porte

Hey Spartan Fans,

Last weekend Spartan gymnastics competed at NCAA Regionals, and it was amazing. We all went into the meet with a great attitude and wanted to show everyone how good we really are.

At this meet we hit 24/24, which means we had no falls. This is always a big goal of ours. We started on beam, and we all stayed on which was so exciting considering the struggle we had this season. That was only the second time all season we had done that. We went to floor and did what we always do and had amazing routines from everyone. Then we headed over to vault where we were once again very strong. Finally on bars, we had five great routines before Thomi went, and with her bar routine, we had the perfect ending. It was the perfect way to end the season and send our seniors off. After that routine, Thomi and I found out we both made NCAA Nationals which brought tears to all of our teams eyes.

This past week Thomi and I spent three days in the gym getting ready for NCAA Nationals. We worked on some problem parts Tuesday, focusing on the little things and trying to get everything perfect. Wednesday we did one routine on floor and bars and working on making the first one the best because that is the one that is going to count. On beam we did two routines. Beam has been the only struggle this year so we go up there and do a little extra everyday to be sure that we will get a hit in the meet. On Thursday we did the same thing but vaulted instead of doing floor.

Thomi and I thought we were going to be the only people in the gym this week. But we are lucky that we have such a great team. We had people in there everyday working out with us and keeping us company while we are training for the biggest meet of the year. We are both so excited for this opportunity we have been given and cannot wait for the meet. It is amazing to be going to nationals with such a talented teammate. This is the perfect ending to my career here at San Jose State.

Thanks for reading. Look for another update next week.

GO SPARTANS!!

Senior,
Veronica Porte